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Lake District's Miller Moss becomes England's newest mountain

A peak believed to be a hill in the Lake District has been upgraded to a mountain after being found to be higher than initially thought.

Miller Moss near Mungrisdale in Cumbria was originally measured at 609m (1,998ft), which is 1m (3ft) too short to warrant mountain status.

Independent surveyors John Barnard, 69, and Graham Jackson, 68, have now measured the former hill at 610.1m, which is the required 3ft over the 2,000ft threshold.

This new status brings the number of mountains in England and Wales to 446, as referred to by John and Ann Nuttall's book The Mountains of England and Wales, which is widely known as the go-to literature on the subject.

The Ordnance Survey has also confirmed that its maps will be altered accordingly.

Miller Moss has been upgraded to mountain status. Credit: ITV News

A spokesman for Ordnance Survey said: "We have been working with John and Graham for several years and have supported them in verifying their survey results for many summits across Great Britain.

"As the national mapping agency OS maintains the geospatial database for Great Britain and it is our role to ensure that any changes are checked and verified.

"We can confirm that we will be updating our maps to show a spot height of 610m for Miller Moss.

"This magic figure of 610m will now give Miller Moss mountain status and becomes another Great British mountain summit for outdoor enthusiasts to reach this summer."